Varney Best New Winery Sampler Pack

A selection of five of our favourite wines from James Halliday's Best New Winery, Varney Wines from McLaren Vale.


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About The Pack

Varney Wines began with just a "tonne for fun" for Alan Varney to play around with over a decade ago.

He took his years of experience working at top South Australian wineries, including time spent at Orlando Wines, Longview Vineyard and over a decade as senior winemaker at d’Arenberg, and poured his skills into crafting a style of wine that he and his friends and family could enjoy.

This pack feature five wines that will give you an introduction into Alan's world of wine. It covers everything from fresh white and rose to great McLaren Vale reds. Each has great reviews and offers excellent value for money.

It's the perfect way to get to know James Halliday's Best New Winery for 2021.

2017 Varney Wines Shiraz

Classic South Australian Shiraz from the new kid on the block (well, sort of).

This comes from vineyards in both the Adelaide Hills and McLaren Vale. Alan Varney has great long-standing relationships with some of the SA's top growers and he takes full advantage to turn out the best value wines he can.

James Halliday dubbed this a wine with "mouthwatering texture".

The Shiraz is soft and plummy, with a sweet mid-palate and a high-toned aromatic lift from the fruit grown in the cooler parts of the Hills.


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2018 Varney Wines Entrada GMT

Alan Varney has spent time making wine in Portugal. He draws on those experiences to craft this top value range of Entrada wines.

He descibes this as "a fresh, approachable red blend styled on the very drinkable red wines of Portugal and Spain."

It takes Grenache in all its rosy, cherry-filled glory and meshes it to savoury Mataro and the exotically perfumed Portuguese variety, Touriga Nacional.

It's a lip-smacking, medium bodied red wine perfectly suited to all occasions. For 95 point mid-week red at this price, it's hard to beat.

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2020 Varney Wines Entrada Rose

Crisp, crunchy Rose made in a tight, dry style is all the rage in McLare Vale at the moment.

Winemakers like Alan Varney are taking cues from Provence and utelising the great Grenache resources of the region to produce a mor serious style of pink.

This is a top effort from the Halliday Best New Winery. It's light, fruity yet has yterrific acidty which makes it perfect for matching with seafood and warm spring days.

It's a classic no-brainer dry and savoury Rose that you could drink all afternoon long.

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2019 Varney Wines Chardonnay

A cool, classy example of Adelaide Hills Chardonnay here from Alan Varney.

This is just the way you should treat cool climate Chardonnay. It's fermented with wild yeast, stirred regularly in barrel, and kept in a trim, elegant frame.

These wines from Varney are incredibly stylish for the price. Fresh, modern, easily approachable yet imbued with enough complexity to keep you coming back for more. This Chardonnay is no exception.

Lovely stuff for those who enjoy finer, more slip-stream versions of Chardonnay.

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2018 Varney Wines Semillon Fiano

This is a great value little seafood wine that blends two varieties to make something greater than the sum of its parts.

Fiano is finding a happy home in Langhorne Creek, picking up great texture and palate weight through the winemaking process. The portion of Adelaide Hills Semillon freshens the whole thing up and adds some zip and crunch to the wine.

It's super fresh and gently textural, the perfect wine to kick back with beachside.

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Do I have to order in dozens? No, please mix it up! You can order wines in any quantity and variation you like. You can order 1 bottle or 50. We challenge you to make the ultimate mixed pack of wine!

Are there volume discounts? No, our pricing is designed to be the best in market already - no marking up and then discounting down! For very large orders (weddings, etc) we are open to negotiating though. Just give us a call.

Do we price match? Yes, within reason. Everyday low & consistent pricing is something we strongly believe in. We want our customers to feel confident they are always getting the best price. If you see a price lower somewhere else let us know and we'll consider matching it. We'll even retrospectively issue you store credit if you have already purchased from us but you see a lower price somewhere later on. Our price match policy can be seen here.

Can coupons and discounts be stacked? No, only one discount or coupon can be applied to an order at once.

I am trying to add more of a wine to my cart but it won’t let me? This means we are running low on stock of that wine. So for example, if the website will only allow you to add 3 bottles and no more, then that is all we have of that particular wine. The good news is we may be able to order more for you. Just contact us on 02 8376 8775 or and we'll organise the additional quantity for you.

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